Tester Donating Computers to Rural Montana Schools

(U.S. Senate)-Senator Jon Tester announced today a donation of 25 computers to five rural schools across Montana. The computers will be used by students from all around the state to help prepare them for a 21st century economy.

“As a former teacher, I know the important and innovative role technology can play in the classroom for students and teachers alike,” Tester said. “I am confident Montana’s educators will put these computers to good use.”

The schools receiving computers, spanning across the state, are:

  • Eureka Public Schools
  • Elysian School in Billings
  • Elder Grove Elementary in Billings
  • Augusta Public Schools
  • Heart Butte Elementary

Tester secured the computers for Montana students through the United States Senate’s Computers for Schools Program. The program integrates technology into classrooms by sending surplus computers to public schools across the country.

Tester also supports strengthening Montana’s education system and increasing opportunity by reducing the testing burden on students and teachers, boosting Pell Grants, and decreasing student loan rates. He introduced a bill to remove the annual testing requirement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act and replace it with fewer federal tests.